playing itunes library from external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by greyflanneldwar, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. greyflanneldwar macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2012
    I followed the Apple guidelines for consolidating transferring my library from Computer A to an external drive. These:

    I now want to play my library on Computer B directly from the hard drive.

    In the iTunes settings on Computer B, I changed the media folder location to my external hard drive folder. After doing so, my music does not appear in iTunes on Computer B.

    I have read other threads in these forums indicated that the above is all I need to do.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. andybrown44 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hull, UK

    You need to actually add the music to the library on compter B as well. I think it's File -> Add to library.

    They wont automatically update on each computer though.

    I would recommend iTunes Match for syncing libraries.
  3. acastilla macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2013

    Hi !!!

    How did you solve your issue?

    I'm having exactly the same problem, and I can't just add song by song to the iTunes Library. I have a 1 TB external Hard Drive full with a special music collection.

    If you solved your problem it would be very nice if you could help me.


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